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Children's Books at Cubberley Library


Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Kelly, J.
Lexile measure 830; ages 9-15; book level 5.3; realistic fiction
Mare's War
Davis, T. S.
Lexile measure 830; ages 12-18; book level 4.9; historical fiction; realistic fiction
I Spy Fly Guy
Arnold, T.
Lexile measure 310; ages 3-5; comedy and humor
Return To Sender
Alvarez, J.
Lexile measure 890; ages 11-15; book level 5.5; realistic fiction
Jenkins, A. M.
Lexile measure 700; Ages12-18; book level 4.8; Horror and Supernatural
Un Lun Dun
Mieville, C.
Lexile Measure 630; ages 12-18; book level 4.3; Science fiction and Fantasy
Pigs Make Me Sneeze
Willems, M.
Ages 4-8; comedy and humor
Other Half of Life
Whitney, K. A.
Lexile measure 720; ages 12-18; book level 5; historical fiction
Little Mouse Gets Ready
Smith, J.
Lexile measure 160; ages 4-7; book level 1.3; comedy and humor; comic books and graphic novels
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Lin, G.
Lexile measure 820; ages 8-12; book level 5.5; adventure, science fiction and fantasy
Odd and the Frost Giants
Gaiman, N., & ill Helquist, Brett
Lexile measure 820; ages 8-12; book level 5; Fables, folktales and myths
My Mom
Browne, A.
Ages 3-8; general fiction
Red Sings From Treetops
Sidman, J., & ill Zagarenski, Pamela
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.; ages 5-9; book level 3.2, poetry
Lion and the Mouse
Pinkney, J., & Aesop
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : all col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm.; ages 4-10; classics
Only a Witch Can Fly
McGhee, A., & ill Yoo, Taeeun
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.; ages 5-7; general fiction
Ashley Bryan Words to My Life's Song
Bryan, A., & McGuinness B.
Lexile measure 970; ages 6-12, book level 6; biography
My Name is Gabito
Brown, M., & Col
Lexile measure 910; book level 5.1; biography
Beamer, W. D., ill Loebel-Fried, Caren, Beamer-Trapp K., & Beamer K.
Ages 9-12; Fables, folktales, and myths
Bad News for Outlaws
Nelson, V. M., & Christie G. R.
Lexile measure 860; ages 9-12; book level 5.2; biography
My People
Hughes, L., & Smith C. R.
Ages 3 and up; poetry
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Endocrine System
Olien, R.
ages 7-10; book level 5.1; general nonfiction
Exciting Endocrine System
Burstein, J., & Goodbody S.
Lexile measure 900; ages 8-11; book level 6.2; general nonfiction
Faithful Friend
San Souci, R. D., Pinkney B. J., & Program E. U. C. 's R.
Lexile measure 850; Book level 5.2; Ages 5-10
Family Book
Parr, T.
Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
O'Connor, B.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 9-12; Book level 4.7; Adventure; Comedy and humor
Firekeeper's Son
Park, L. S., & ill Downing, Julie
Lexile measure 490; Ages 5-10; Grade level 2.5; Historical fiction
Five Lives
Rocklin, J.
Lexile measure 760; Ages 8-12
Flint Heart
Paterson, K., Paterson J., ill Rocco, John, & Phillpotts E.
Ages 7-12
Forbidden Schoolhouse
Jurmain, S.
Lexile measure 920; Ages 9-14; Grade level 6.2; History
Taylor, M. D., Ginsburg M., & of DLC J. C.(L. C.)
Lexile measure 750; ages 8-12; book level 4.8; general fiction
Genious of Islam
Barnard, B.
Lexile measure 1210; Book level 8.8, Ages 8 and up
Ghost Catcher
Hamilton, M., Weiss M., & ill Balouch, Kristen
ages 4-9; book level 3.8; fables, folk tales and myths
Game of Silence
Warner, G. C., & ill Tang, Charles
Lexile measure 550; Ages 5-9
Ghost Eye Tree
Martin, B., Archambault J., & ill Rand, Ted
Girl Who Circumnavigated
Valente, C. M., Juan A., Grzeslo B., Herzog E., and Friends F., Co M. &, et al.
Lexile measure 870; Ages 12 and up
Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Goble, P.
Lexile measure 670; Ages 5-8; Grade level 4.7; Fables, folk tales & myths
Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
Alexander, L.
Lexile Measure 650; ages 11-15; book level 4.6; adventure; comedy and humor; science fiction and...
Golem's Latkes
Kimmel, E. A., & Jasinski A.
Ages 6-9
Great Fire
Murphy, J.
Lexile measure 1130; Book level 7.6; Ages 9-12 guided reading R
Great Migration
Greenfield, E., & Gilchrist J. S.
Lexile 730; grade level 4.5; Informational history, Poetry Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Honor...
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Middle School

Na, A.
Lexile measure 670; ages 12-18; book level 4.3; general fiction; romance
Waiting for Normal
Connor, L.
Lexile measure 570; ages 10-up; book level 3.7
War Horse
Morpurgo, M.
Lexile measure 1090; Book level 5.9; Ages 8 and up; Adventure, Animal stories, historical fiction
Washington at Valley Forge
Freedman, R.
Lexile measure 1210; ages 9-12; book level 8.8; general nonfiction
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger
Sachar, L., & ill McCauley, Adam
Lexile measure 440; ages 8-12; comedy and humor
We Are the Ship
Nelson, K.
Lexile measure 900; ages 10-up; book level 5.9; informational
We Were There Too
Hoose, P. M.
Lexile measure 950; ages 9-up; book level 7.1; autobiography and biography
We've Got
Levinson, C.
Lexile measure 1020; Ages 10 and up
Kadohata, C.
Lexile measure 750; ages 9-15; book level 4.8; historical fiction
Whales on Stilts
Anderson, M. T., & ill Cyrus, Kurt
Lexile measure 760; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.3; Adventure, Comedy & Humor; Science fiction...
What the World Eats
Menzel, P., & D'Aluisio F.
Lexile measure 1150; ages 10-up
Wheels of Change
Macy, S., Emmett J., Hiscott J., Epstein L., Ittner M., Olesin K., et al.
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people, 2012; Lexile measure 1280; Book level...
When My Name Was Keoko
Park, L. S.
Lexile measure 610; Ages 10-15; Grade level 5.1; Historical fiction, Multicultural
When the Children Marched
Mayer, R. H.
ages 11-18; biography
When You Reach Me
Stead, R.
Lexile measure 750; ages 10-up; book level 4.5; historical fiction; science fiction
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Holt, K. W.
Lexile measure 700; ages 10-14; book level 4.5; general fiction
Where I Want to be
Griffin, A.
Lexile measure 730; ages 14-up; book level 4.8; general fiction
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Lin, G.
Lexile measure 820; ages 8-12; book level 5.5; adventure, science fiction and fantasy
White Cat
Black, H.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 13 and up; Book level 4.5
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High School

Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Zenatti, V., & Hunter A.
ages 13-18; book level 5.8
Brief History of Montmaray
Cooper, M.
Lexile measure 1000; Ages 12-16
Nix, G.
Lexile measure 1070; Ages 13 and up
Conspiracy of Kings
Turner, M. W.
Ages 12-18
Darkling Plain
Reeve, P.
Lexile Measure 1000; ages 12-up; book level 6.7; adventure; science fiction and fantasy
Gift From Childhood
Diakité, B. W.
Ages 9 and up
Doyle, R.
Ages 11-15
Long Walk to Water
Park, L. S.
Lexile measure 720; Book level 5; Ages 9-14
Long Way Gone
Beah, I.
Lexile Measure 920; ages 15-up; book level 6.1; autobiography and biography
Mango Shaped
Mass, W.
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award; Lexile measure 770; Book level 4.7; Ages 9-13
Monster Calls
Ness, P., ill Kay, Jim, & Dowd S.
Ages 11 and up
Na, A.
Lexile measure 670; ages 12-up; book level 4.2; realistic fiction
Time of Miracles
Bondoux, A. - L., & Maudet Y.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 14 and up; Historical fiction
Wolf at the Door
Datlow, E., & Windling T.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 11-18; Grade level 4.9; Fiction
Year Down Yonder
Peck, R.
Lexile measure 610; Ages 9-14; Grade level 4.9; Historical fiction
Getz, T. R., & Clarke L.
"The first of its kind, Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated...
Accidents of Nature
Johnson, H. M. B.
Lexile measure 690; Ages 12 and up; Book level 4.5
Across the Nightingale Floor
Hearn, L.
ages 12-up
After Tupac and D Foster
Woodson, J.
Lexile measure 750; ages 10-15; book level 4.7; realistic fiction
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Cubberley Library collects many award-winning books for children and young adults, including most of the winners of the following awards:

The Pura Belpré Award

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The John Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Special Collections

Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature

In 1981, Stanford Libraries acquired over 10,000 books collected over a forty-year period by Mary Schofield, who spent her career as a librarian at Hoover Library. The collection consists of illustrated children's tales, stories for young adults, and works of reference relating to her collecting areas, with a focus on works published since the late eighteenth century.

The Richard L. Venezky Collection of Books for Literacy Instruction

The Venezky Collection contains primers and readers published between the end of the eighteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth century. Many titles are present in nearly every edition issued. In addition, there are early pamphlets, chapbooks, primers, almanacs, dictionaries, children's stories, plus works on penmanship, spelling, and phonetics.

Selections from the Curriculum Library's Historical Collection at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

"This digital collection consists of over 30 full-text, digitized children's books. The books were selected using the following criteria: publication date, rarity, uniqueness, size, and location of publication. All of the items in the digital collection were published before 1923, and are in the public domain. The oldest book in the digital collection, Dolly's ABC was published in 1854. Many of the items in the digital collection are quite rare, with only a few other holdings available."